Pleast note: We regret to inform you that this event has been canceled.
Ambassador Said T. Jawad has sent his personal, profound regrets that he will not be able to travel to the Baker Institute for the event "Afghanistan: Moving Forward in 2009," scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 25. The ambassador has been asked to make certain appearances in Washington, D.C., where his presence and participation is required. The Baker Institute will coordinate with the ambassador's staff in order to have him back on campus as soon as possible.
Thank you for your understanding and continued interest in the Baker Institute.
Following the 2001 U.S. invasion, Afghanistan saw substantial gains as a new constitution was written, a president and parliament were elected, economic development resumed and women took on a more visible role. Eight years later, Afghanistan finds itself again battling terrorism and still struggling to lay the foundations for a strong, developed state. Afghanistan's chief envoy to the United States, Ambassador Said T. Jawad, will address the challenges his country faces, as well as possible solutions. He will also discuss relations with the Obama administration, the upcoming Afghan presidential elections and how the international community can recommit itself to rebuilding Afghanistan.